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LGA statement on General Election to be held on 4 July

“This election comes at a pivotal time for the country. Securing the future of our public services must be front and centre of all political party manifestos.”

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LGA to debate new improvement and assurance framework

A new improvement and assurance framework for local government is due to be reviewed by LGA members ahead of publication as a new resource for the sector.

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LGA responds to Age UK report

“The LGA is calling for immediate investment in adult social care to tackle the urgent issues affecting services, alongside a long-term care workforce plan.”

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LGA launches Leaders Plus programme

Local leaders are set to gain from a new programme exploring the various challenges faced in their demanding and complex roles.

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LGA responds to NAO report on biodiversity net gain

“We want to work with government to ensure that councils have the right tools and resources to implement biodiversity net gain as effectively as possible.”

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Council employees’ pay offer announced

The National Employers for local government services responds to the announcement of a full and final pay offer for council employees.

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Care Act 10 years on: LGA survey lays bare urgent action needed in adult social care

Councils are doing all they can to ensure they meet their duties under the Care Act - including cutting spending on other neighbourhood services - but many still fear they will not be able to over the coming years.

Interim Director of Strategy and Reform Eve Roodhouse

LGA political proportionality confirmed

Following the local elections held on Thursday 2 May 2024, the LGA’s political proportionality has now been calculated and independently verified. The results are as follows:Labour - 38.8% Conservative - 31.4% Liberal Democrat - 15.5% Independent/Green Party/Other - 14.3% Total - 100% Labour remains the largest group at the LGA. This means that Labour will retain the chair of the LGA and will be nominating Cllr Shaun Davies to remain as LGA Chair.  ENDS

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LGA responds to the 2023 State of Fire and Rescue Report

"The latest State of Fire Report shows the fantastic job that firefighters do in very difficult circumstances, against the background of a challenging financial picture."

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LGA responds to simpler recycling collections announcement

“Our national ambitions for waste and recycling will only be achieved by fully empowered local delivery, alongside measures transferring the costs from taxpayers onto the waste producers.”